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Arrest Made After Baby Found Crawling In Roadway

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (EKB) -- An arrest has been made in the case of a toddler found on a Floyd County roadway Wednesday night. 26-year-old Jordan Conn, of Harold, is charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, which is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

The child had been found wandering Route 979 around 5:30 Wednesday evening in a soiled diaper.

Police searched for the parents but could not find them. Shortly before 7:30, the child's mother arrived at the scene, telling officers Conn was supposed to be watching the child while she went to a doctor's appointment and to the store.

Conn was then placed under arrest.

It isn't Conn's first brush with the law over the care of children. In 2016, he was charged with felony wanton endangerment, after allegedly leaving a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old alone in a house while he went to a store. When police later went to the home, they reportedly found drug paraphernalia and used needles in the home. Conn later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in that case.

Conn was lodged in the Floyd County jail.

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